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Pediatric pulmonary disease accounts for almost 50% of deaths in children younger than _____.

1 year

2

______ accounts for almost 50% of deaths in children younger than 1 year.

Pediatric pulmonary disease

3

An infant’s larynx and trachea are significantly _____ than an adult.

smaller

4

The narrowest part of the pediatric airway is ______.

just below the vocal cords at the level of the cricoid cartilage

5

The narrowest part of the adult airway is _____.

the vocal cords

6

Extrathoracic airway obstruction usually causes _____.

stridor or a barking cough

7

What are the 4 D's of airway obstruction?

  • Dyspnea
  • Drooling
  • Dysphagia
  • Distress

8

What is Laryngomalacia?

a benign congenital disorder in which the cartilaginous support for the supraglottic structures is underdeveloped

9

When does Laryngomalacia present?

within the first few months of life

10

This is a benign congenital disorder in which the cartilaginous support for the supraglottic structures is underdeveloped.

Laryngomalacia

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This is the most common cause of persistent stridor in infants and usually is seen in the first 6 weeks of life.

Laryngomalacia

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What are the s/s of croup?

upper respiratory tract symptoms is followed by a barking cough and stridor but no (or only low grade) fever

13

How do xrays look in croup?

subglottic narrowing-steeple sign

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What is the steeple sign on xray indicative of?

croup

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What is the tx for croup w/o stridor at rest?

supportive care, maybe inhaled mist

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What is the tx for croup w/ stridor at rest?

  • Nebulized epinephrine
  • glucocorticoids

17

What usually causes epiglottis?

Haemophilus influenzae type B

18

Why is epiglottitis a medical emergency?

it can rapidly lead to life-threatening upper airway obstruction

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What are the s/s of epiglottis?

  • sudden onset of high fever
  • dysphagia
  • drooling
  • muffled voice
  • inspiratory retractions
  • cyanosis
  • soft stridor
  • often sit in the sniffing dog position

20

How is epiglottitis definitively diagnosed?

visualization of the airway

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What is the first step in treating epiglottitis?

endotrach intubation

22

What is bacterial tracheitis?

a severe, life-threatening form of laryngotracheo-bronchitis

23

This is a severe, life-threatening form of laryngotracheo-bronchitis.

Bacterial tracheitis

24

What is the most common cause of bacterial tracheitis?

Staphylococcus aureus

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What are the s/s of bacterial tracheitis?

starts similar to viral croup, but patients develop higher fever, toxicity, and progressive or intermittent severe upper airway obstruction that is unresponsive to standard croup therapy

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This dz starts similar to viral croup, but patients develop higher fever, toxicity, and progressive or intermittent severe upper airway obstruction that is unresponsive to standard croup therapy.

bacterial tracheitis

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Pediatric airways are _____ and the cross sectional area is _____.

smaller; lower

28

How are infant chest walls different than that of an adult?

  • Weak intercostal muscles
  • Ribs are horizontal-->infants rely mostly on their diaphragm
  • Diaphragm is flat limiting the change in tidal volume and fatigues easily

29

Intrathoracic airway obstruction usually causes _____.

expiratory wheezing

30

Name 3 congenital disorders of intrathoracic airway obstruction.

  1. Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia
  2. Tracheoesophageal fistula
  3. Vascular Rings, Pulmonary slings, and other vascular anomalies that can cause airway compression